For a variety of reasons, foot problems tend to arise as we age.
Feet lose cushioning over time, and the nails and skin can grow brittle and dry.
Many seniors experience reduced overall blood flow, and this can delay the healing of foot sores.
The best thing you can do for your feet is wear comfortable shoes that fit properly. It is particularly important to avoid high-heeled or tight-fitting shoes that put unnecessary pressure on the foot.
Foot Care & Seniors
The constant pinching and rubbing from “fashionable” footwear are a leading cause of bunions, calluses, and corns. Feet may become wider as you age, so you should make a habit of having them measured before buying a new pair of shoes.
Another way to take care of your feet is to encourage good blood circulation. If you usually spend a considerable portion of the day in a chair, you can boost your circulation by exercising, stretching, and walking.